Student Assistants (Up to 8 Positions) - Writing Centre - Student Affairs

Competition Number:
Position Type:
Student Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Writing Centre - Student Affairs
Student Assistants
Hours of Work:
5 - 15 hours per week
$12.60 per hour (vacation pay included)

September 2018 – August 2019

The Writing Centre is looking for Student Assistants to work approximately 5 to 15 hours per week during the 2018-2019 school year, with time off during exam periods. Shifts may include weekend or evening hours. We are interested in students with strong writing skills and a passion for writing, and also students from a range of disciplines, including business, engineering, and the sciences. Experience working with second language learners is an asset.


Writing Centre Student Assistants primarily work one-on-one with undergraduate students to help them become more proficient writers and critical thinkers. Other duties may include:

  • Class visits to promote the Writing Centre
  • Administrative tasks
  • Special writing initiatives
  • Assistants work closely with the Writing Centre Coordinator (to whom they report), and are required to attend regularly scheduled training sessions and staff meetings throughout the year.


  • Preference will be given to applicants who have successfully completed, or are in the process of completing, a reasonable number of writing intensive courses
  • Applicants should also be in good academic standing at the time of applying (and during) their tenure as Student Assistant

Priority will be given to University of Prince Edward Island students in accordance with Recruitment, Selection, Hiring and Employment Policies and the Procedures manual.

Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date, via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website ( Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, or fax it to (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified student candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and full-time international students with a valid study permit will be given priority.

The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.